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of economic growth?" and so, the problenow facing the country and the candidates is we're going to elect a candidate who is going to goveri by asking us to make choices that we haven't anticipated. and as a result, we're going to feel betrayed to some extent, even if we voted for that candidate. >> the debates were the most watched in a long time. your field intersects politics and entertainment. do you think entertainment values had mething to do with me this? >> well, i think suspense was what was required down to the wire.hi and that's what we got. one won one, another won another. then a couple of draws. what could be better for keeping people watching? unfortunately, the lack of an answer to who sacrifices what is only the beginning of an endless list that, for me, is a reason ust in isappointed, not the debates, but in the entire campaign. ut about things that are important, about plutocracy taking over fi democracy, the widening gulf between the powerful and the powerless. wall street, global warming, on and on. at most, they made a cameo appearance during the debate. and i think
election of a presidential campaign and what they repeatedly say they're going to do does predict what they're going to try to do, regardless of what they've done in their past or what they've said in the past. i would predict that if governor romney is elected president, he would support, nominate justices who would be more likely to overturn roe v. wade than would barack obama. i think that it is clear, however, that he would not do anything to outlaw abortion in cases of rape, incest or life of the mother being endangered. i think we know that from the exchanges to date. and so you can say he's had more positions across time, and his position -- you can mark different points in the calendar across his life. >> i do think that the public, by and large, perceives the fact that he has made more 180 degree turns than a whirling dervish. i read this comment online at "the washington post," a reader who said that, "romney has thrown lbaugh, rick perry, allen west and all the other tea party people under a freight train by essentially saying he would govern as president obama governs." that's w
are felt by most americans and getat re-elected and survive politically. >>if you listen to many public officials over the last 20 or 30 years as they've stted to recognize that inequality has grown, typically when they'll say is this is a result just of economic change. it's a esult of globalizaon changeso in technology that hav advantaged the educated of those with high skills at the expense of the uneducated. and there clearly there is some truth to this story that education matters more on determining economic rewards. but the more we looked at this, the less satisfied we were that explanation. that it couldn't explain why the economic gains were so concentrated within a very small subset of the educated people in american society. i mean 29% of americans now have college degrees but much, much smaller percentage of americans were benefiting from this economic transformation. >> well as we speak i can hear all of those free-marketers out they say "come on, piers -- come on hacker, it is the global economy. it's the cheap labor overseas. it's those high-technology skills that you say
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